- Decked Out Decked Out
- Hello, great to sea you! Hello, great to sea you!
- Looking to sea Looking to sea
- Parrot fish pandemonium Parrot fish pandemonium
- Pretty Flamingos Pretty Flamingos
- Sunset Sunset
- The Slipway The Slipway
- You can do it! You can do it!
Having studied a three year degree course in Graphic Design at Gloucester College of Art, Maria then worked as a visualizer in an advertising agency and a freelance illustrator while having a family. "Now I will get into my studio and absorb myself in drawing and painting, as much as I can," she says. "Inspiration comes from a life-long love of my garden, nature and travel, and often discovering wonderful colour combinations and patterns in the simplicity and beauty of birds and wildlife. My painting style has evolved to using vivid colouring techniques and I would say a freer, semi abstract style. Different colours create different moods and have a great effect on the mood you feel when looking at artwork. I love the vibrant colours of acrylic paints, and sometimes combine them with acrylic inks and pen work on paper, board or canvas. A technique I find lends itself to some of my pictures. The balance between colour and line works well, and the line doesn’t overwhelm but adds another dimension."